n South African Gastroenterology Review - A new paradigm in IBD management : colon cancer in ulcerative colitis : the fear abates - : editorial

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



Extracted from text ... The South African Gastroenterology Review ? August 2006 29 EDITORIAL The risk of colon cancer in patients with ulcerative colitis has apparently been falling over the last 20 years. In 1983 the risk of developing colon cancer was thought to be about 30% in patients who had had ulcerative colitis for 35 years with greater extent and younger age at onset being aggravating factors.1 A more recent estimate was given in a meta-analysis suggesting that the cumulative incidence of colon cancer was now 8% at 20 years and 18% after 30 years.2 The background risk in the matching noncolitic population ..

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